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Mrs. Jack Sprat!
fnpyrWM. 1115. Intem'l New Kprvlce
By Nell Brinkley
By GARRETT P. SERVIS9.
Things We Know
"Whet is to prevent the sun of space
from running amuck and causing head
on collisions, unless lompwhere In the
great Immensity there la one mighty sun
round which la
woven a network
of all the uni
verses, each per
forming Ita respec
tive function of a
system which re
volves around tlila
central body?" I
It la prohable
that such encount
ers do occur, and
one of the gener
ally accepted ex
planations of new stars which from time
to time are seen to burst Into visibility
is that they are the consequences of tre
mendous collisions In space. The planet
eitmal hypothesis, which many awtrono
merB now regard aa more satisfactory
than Laplace's theory of the mode of
origin of solar systems, is based upon
the calculated, results of a near approach
of two suns, which, without, actually
meet ins; In collision, would disrupt one
another by the enormoua strain of their
tidal attraction. According- to this
theory the spiral nebula, of which many
thousands exist, are formed of the prod
ucts of such disruption, and should be
regarded as new solar systems in process
We ahould not think of the universe as
resembling a piece of mechanism, like a
clock, m which everything revolves
smoothly nnd unchangeably, all parts
being couged together, so to speak, from
center to circumference; but. rather, wo
should think of It as like a living being,
in wrich various parts are continually
decaying and being renewed. From our
narrow, humon point of view, it seems a
dreadful catastrophe for two mighty suns,
followed, perchance, each by Its flock of
Inhabited Worlds, to plunge together Into
a mnolFtrom of fiery destruction, but
looked at in a broader way. such inci
dents nie only the ordinary processes of
a self-renewing svstein.
Everything about us flatly contradicts
such' an assumption. Accidents, eatna
1 ieph.es. collisions, violent changes, vol
canic explosions!, earthquakes, affect the
animate and the Inanimate world alike.
Plants and Hnlmals die, are consumed
nnd. -are. renewed; mountain chains rlso
and. arc worn down -again to sea level;
continents and oceans appear and disap
pear, and. ,' after auffleVnt time, "the
great globe Itself shall dissolve, anoj
leave not a wrack behind:"
.doubt if any astronomer any longer
entertains the Idea that there is a cen
tral sun whose Influence holds all the
circling . systems in control. The uni
verse Is rsther like a mass of rare gas,
in which tiie gaseous particles, or mole
cules, are represented by the stars (suns.
When a gas is compressed collisions be
tween its flying molecules are incessant,
but when it is vastly expanded the spaces
between the particles are so great that
actual collisions are Infrequent. Never
theless, they do occur, and, even with
out direct collisions, molecules may af
fect one another, inoie or less, through
their varying distances. This last state
of things Is what seems to exist among
the stars. It is only now and then that
two suns actually meet In a head-on
L-rash, but, since all are continually in
motion, relatively near approaches fre
quently occur, and their gravttationul
pull upon each other results in Inter
changes of momentum which keeps the
ntlre system in a state of related move
ment. If the approach is close enough the two
nuns tear one another bodily asunder,
nnd a spiral nebula is produced. In which
the particles resulting from the disrup
tion gyrate In Intersecting orbits. A cen
tral nucleus is then developed, which be
comes eventually a new sun, and local
condensations, occurring where the orbits
of particles cross, give rise to new plan
ets. But if the approach is not very
lose the two suns simply produce a mu
tual swerving of their courses, which, ac
cording to circumstances, may result in
their continuing henceforth to voyage in
company as a double star, or only in
sending them away in different direc
tions from those In which they were
traveling before they got near enough
to noticeably affect one another's move
ments. The whole problem of the relations of
the suns of space has been rather com
plicated than simplified by the recent
discovery that there exist two or three
great streams or currents among the
stars, moving in different directions, al
though the star belonging to different
streams appear to be actually intermin
gled in space. Then another problem is
presented by the existence of such enor
mous suns aa the star Oanopus, which
exceeds our sun tens of thousands of
times in luminosity. Their power over
the' motions of other stars must, of
course, be exceptionally great.
She (Mrs. Jack Sprat shall we call her because she
can cat no fat?), the girl who has a nightmare always
before her a double chin whose crimson cheeks are
too round, whose fingers are dimpled every one, she
blundered in her luncheon-invitation, and asked her thin
friend to feast with her. Mrs. Jack Sprat is dieting
and lunches on water and crackers. Her thin friend
adores chicken-pie, French pastry, a bit of red wine,
salad, cheese, her beloved cocoa, and a tall glass of whip
ped cream and delectable things beneath!
"If only," groans Mrs. jack Sprat, "If only I had
asked some one who is fat, too. That reed of a girl can
eat like Thanksgiving every day! Torment I know thy
definition." ' NELL BRINKLEY.
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After the tragic death of John Ames
bury, his prostrated wife, one of Amer
ica's greatest beauties, dies. At her death
Prof. Stuliter, an agant of the Interests
kidnaps the beautiful J-j ear-old baby
(irk and brings her up lit a paradise
where she sees no man. but thinks she
is taught by angels who instruct ber for
her mission to reform the world. At the
age of Ui she is suddenly thrust Into the
world where anon is of the Interests are
ready to pretend to find her.
The una to feel the loss of the little
Ameebury girl most, atter she i.ad been
spirited away by tlie Interests. was
Fifteen years later Tommy goes to the
Adirondack.. The Interests are responsi
ble for the trip. By accident he Is the first
to meet the little Ameabury girl, as she
co nits form trom her paradise as Celestia
the gill from heaven. Neither Tommy nur
C'elestia recognises each other. Tommy
finds it an easy matter to rescue Celestia
from Prof. Hlilllter and they iilite in
the mountains, later they are pursued
by hUUiter and escape to an Island where
they spend the night.
That night. milliter, following his In
dian guide, reaches the Island, found
Celestia and Tommy, but did not disturb
them In the morning Tommy goes for a
swim'. During his ubsenue 8UH1UW at
tempts to steal C'elestia. wbo runs to
Tommy for help, followed by BUlllter.
The latter at once realises Tommy's pre
dicament. He takes advantage of It by
taking Dot only ueietla's, but Tommy's
clothes. Stllllter reaches Four Corners
with c'elestia lusf in time to catch aa
express for New York, there he places
Celestia In Bellevue hospital, where her
sanity is proven by the authorities.
Tommy reaches Dellevue Just before Mil
liter s departure.
Tommy s first aim was to get Celestia
away from tetilllter. After they leave
Believue Tommy Is unable to get any
hotel to take Celestia in owing to her
costume. But later he persuades his
father to keep hex. When be goes out
to the taxi he finds her gone. She falls
into the hands of white slavers, but
escapes and goes to live with a poor fam
ily by the name or irauim. wuen their
and Barclay introduce CYleetla to a to
tcrle of wealthy mining men, who agree
to send Celestia to the collieries.
in his own house, relestla. the girl for
which the underworld has offered a re
ward that he hoped to get.
Celestia secures work In a large gar
ment factory, where a great many girls
are employed. Here she shows her pe
culiar power, and makes friends with all
her girl companions. By her talks to the
girls she la able to calm a threatened
strike, and the "boss" overhesrlng her is
moved to grant the relief the girls wished,
and also to right a great wrong he had
done one of them. Just at this point the
factory catches on fire, and (he work
room Is soon a biasing furnace Celestia
refuses to escape with the other girls,
and Tommy Barclay rushes In and car
ries her out, wrapped In a big roll of
After rescuing Celestia from the fne.
Tommy is sought hv CjnKir Ha-ciny,
who undertakes to ieriial liiru lo mp
up the girl. Tommy refuses, and Vies, in
want him to wed her .lir't.- Ho ran
"This cloak." said Celestia ' Isn't It
lovely?) isn't mine. It was loaned to me
by a very beautiful lady. And no was
everything else I've got on."
With heightened color, ihe threw the
cloak back from her shoulders and
showed above an exquisitely simple gown
of mauve tulle her dazzling arms and
"It's mufti," cried Celestia. and she did
not look so much like a reforming angel
as a delighted thlld.
"Prrhana 1 don't mean mufti. It's a
disguise. Nobody Is to know who I am.
And so 1 have to look lust the way other
people do. And I'm to look, learn and
At the expression of the old people's
faces, she broke off short and then went
on In a compassionate voice.
"Oh, my dears, you look as if you were
shocked, as if you were afraid of me.
But there's nothing" wrong. Nobody will
hurt me. And besides I'm tired of
preaching and preaching and preaching.
And I think it will be such funV
J ant then Freddie came in, resplendent
In full evening dress. He had slicked his
hair straight back and flat to his head
and he had borrowed a gold at leaat it
was yellow and shining) watch chain to
go across his waistcoat.
Pemretvlng the state of wonderment
Into which his respectable parents were
thrown by the wonder of his attlie, Fred
die hummed the opening bars of a de
lightful mlxlxe and - gave an inimitably
grave and graceful exhibition of the steps
that went with them. A bom dancer was
the Ferret, and like many another un
balanced person, he had an exquisite ear
"Cslestia," he said; "says slie's Just
go in' to look on. But I'm goin' to dance.
Theae up-to-date dances were danced on
the Bowery more'n a hundred year ago.
And there's nobody can do 'em better
If Celesila really thought that she
wouldn't be recognised, she made a
great mistake. It would hava taken more
than a conventional ball gown to dis
guise the compelling glory of here eyes;
and, although she did not dance, she
wss from the moment of her entry the
center about which everything revolved;
or better, she was the ranter about which
all the men revolved. Freddie the Ferret
was a little center unto himself.
It was whisp-n-d si out that Celestia
i ha.l brought with her a genuine Bow-
er.; toi.gh, a reformed gunman, and so
hiety, always keen for new sensations,
1 " '! c , ,. i ,. i v .-
not altogether at the Ferret's exnenae.
A dance hall had always caused .his mind
to work more conseenurely and with
more coherence than any other surround
ings. Presented to hla hoetess. Freddie
was neither perturbed by her Importance
or her diamonds.
"Want to whirl r' he goggected with an
engaging am lie, and aa Mra MaoAdam
aftirwahd told a friend: "I was aa flan
bergaated by his cheek, that I 'smiled a
kind of sickly smile' and went aa I sup
posed to the slaughter. Ha made me
danoe better than I ever danced before.
At flit I kept wondering If my diamonds
wera safe (of course I kept the originals
m safe deposits; haven't aetn them for
eight years) and If he had a gun in his
hip pocket. Then I began to wonder why
it was that I had never before really
understood what It means to keep time.
Why It'a thrilling! But. of course, you
know. You always keep such beautiful
time. And he made ma dance all sorts
of new stene. And, my dear, he flat
tered m so, and" Here Mra Mar.
Adam blushed and laughed at the same
lime. "Onco I blushed something fright
fully and nearly went down, and what do
you think he said? 'You're all light,
kid! Cling to popper!' Kid! What do
you think of that, at my time of life? I
couldn't get angry. I tried a little, but
It was no use. I liked It And when Wd
finished, I was struggling to think of
something to say, and what do you think
I did say? Here Mrs. Mac- dam onoa
more blushed and laughed. "I said,
'The night's younr. I hone vou'll ak m.
to spiel again." He said, 'You're on '
And sure enough he hunted me out for
the very next fox-trot But by that tlni
all the real kids wanted to dance with
him, and we old fogle had, to stand
sjide. Can t you see the modern de
butante? For years she's been dressing
and painting herseuT mora and mors like
a dear little street walker, and at last
she gets a chance to dance with a real
gunman. No, he's never really shot any
body or worn stripe. I wish you could
have be.-n there! Soma of tho men git
him In the smoking room and since then
everybody talks hla language. Mra.
Selden admits thst she tried to make
him fall In lova with her; but she failed.
He's head over ears In love with this
wonderful Celastla person, and small
Warn to him. Rhe is so lovely. I've
never seen a girl stay so long at a danca
neraelf, not nance, and not look awk
ward, or course, ahe was surrounded by
men. But ehe wouldn't talk shop. And
do you know she Isn't so dreadfully ser
ious. She can make people laugh If she
wants to. She wore conventional clothes
and proved once and for all that she
can wear anything she likea and get
aaaj w.th It "
By DOROTHY D1X.
A young man writes me that he is In a
terrible dilemma. Ha doean't know which
of two girls to ask to marry. Both are
nice, sweet, pretty girls, but one of the
girls Is Just a doll
baby, while the
other la a hustler.
He snys that If
you'll give one of
the girls a few
yards of cloth she
can make the pret
tiest, t r I m me s t
dress you ever saw,
and that she can
go Into the kitchen
and before you can
say Jack Robinson
she can cook a de
I I r I o u s dinner,
while the other
girl can't sew on a
button, or boil
And y et he
doesn't know which one of these girls to
pick out for a wtfe.
It doesn't seem to ine that any man,
above the grado of an imbecile, would
have any difficulty In deciding between
these ludles. It's the difference between
helplessness and helpfulness; between a
live wire and a dead weight; between a
booster and a mlllatone about your neck;
between comfort and discomfort; between
success in life and failure.
That's the difference between marry
ing a girl who Is soma account and one
who Is no account, and It's up to every
man to take his choloe.
Consider it In this wav,' son. If you
were going into a business In which you
had every dollar you had In the world
Invested, and In which your every hopo
and ambition ware bound up, and you
were going to take a partner In under
a rontrart that would last as long aa you
lived, what sort of a partner would you
Would you. pick out a man whom you
knew to be energetic, and Industiiouai
and capable, and perfectly competent to
carry on his department of the business
without bothering you about It? Or
would you hoose a good looking chap
who combed Ms hsir the way you liked,
but who had never done a day's work In
hla life, and who was absolutely shiftless
and Irresponsible, end who didn't know
tho first blessed thing snout the work
you would have a right to expect him
We all know, without walling for your
answer, which of these two men you
would grab as a partner. You would
taks the competent man every time. Well,
son, all that marriage la Is a partnership.
It's a man and woman pooling their
capital, and going Into business together,
and whether, the firm succeeds or falls
duprnds Just as much upon- the woman
industry, and ability to do her part of
tit a oik as It does upon the man,
Vn never w m tumrne.. rtnree
where one of the partners was loafing
around all the time and drawling out
more than his share of the profits.
Neither did you ever see a marriage suc
ceed where the wife was Idle, and lazy,
and extravagant, and where It took all
that tho man could make to pay other
people to do the things she should hsve
Of course. If a man is rich he can af
ford to indulge himself in a no account
wife, or buy peachblow vases for parlor
ornaments, but heaven help the poor man
who Is fool enough to Invest his all In
such a useless piece of bric-a-brac.
Before marrlsge It may nrem very cute
and cunning to a man for a girl to he so
Ignorant that she doesn't know whether
to order a whole lamb or a half one for
dinner, or whether you cook an egg three
hours or three minutes, but, believe me,
he won't see anything cute or cunning
after marrlago In bills that bankrupt him,
or meals that would give an ostrich
Also, before marriage the little soft
white hands that have never had a
needle prick on their fingers, or a cal
lous place on their palms, may at-em to
a man to be the most kissable hands in
the world, but he won t feel in a humor
to kiss them sfter marriage, when he has
to live In a house to pay seamstresses for
doing the family mending.
None of us admire incompetence long
when It stands in the way of our own
oomfort and prosperity, and the man who
marries a woman who doesn't do her part
of the work of making a thrifty and
pleasant home pretty soon cornea to the
place where he entertain for her the
same sort of contempt that he does for a
business partner who lies down ou his
end of the Job.
Therefore, 1 say lo any young man wbo
Is thinking of getting married to choose
his wife by the same otandard that he
would choose a busineiis psrtner. Pick
out a girl who knows how to work, and
who Isn't afraid to do it. She will make
you a wife who will boost you up the
ladder of success. 8he will conserve your
health, your temper and tour strength,
and be a blessing to you all your days.
On lb other hand, a laiv IrtU hi.
! less girl, who shies at the sewing ma
chine, and balks at the gss range will be
a handicap as a wife that will prevent
you from ever winning the race. If you
marry her you will spend your life tolling
to pay di'eeamakers and milliners, yon
will come to haunt Intelligence offW
for servants, and you will waste your
business. In walking babies, and cooking
nieals. and making heds, and doing the
household work that your wife should
Ick of energy in a woman is Just as
bad as lack of energy in a man. and It's
Just as ahstnefnl a thing for a woman
not lo be competent In her buslneas as
It Is for a man not to be toinpetcnt lit his.
Marry a r rl who Is some a count, son,
and you'll get a some account wife. Take
the girl who (-lows how lo cook and sew
If vmi want to he hnnnv.
fly KMIKHT fH'BBARD.
In court of law the phrajfl "I believe"
his no stnndlng
Never a wltnesn gives testimony but
tlmt he I rsutloned thus, 'Tell tie whst
you know. not
lint von believe "
' In theolo, be
ilief ha nlways
' been ressrded an
than that which
your senses ssv Is
is a legacy.
The creed of the
future will liegin.
"I know;-' not "I
And this creed
will not be forced
It will carry with
It no coercion, no
blackmail, no promise of an eternal llf
of Idleneaa and ease If you accept It.
and no threat of hell If you don't.
It will have no paid, professional
prleetlvoofl, claiming honors, rebates and
It will not organise Itself Into a sys
tem, marry Itself to the state, and call
on the police fnr support.
It will be so reasonable, so In the) line
of self-preservation that no aana man or
woman will reject It. And when w
really begin to lira It w will oeas to
talk about It.
As a suggestion and first rough draft
I submit this I know:
That I am here.
In a world where nothing la permanent
And that In degree I, myself, can
chsnge the form of things.
And influence a few peop'e;
That 1 am Influenced by these and
That I am Influenced by the example
and by the work of men who ar no
And that the work I nerr- do will In
degro influence people who may live
nfter my life has changed Into other
Tnat a ceitnln attitude of mind and
habit of action on my part will add to
the pence, hnppinens and well-being of
And that a different thought and action
on my pnrt will brlna- natn anil rilarmrri
! to others;
That If I would secure reasonable hap-,
pinesa for myself, I must give out good
will to others;
Tl at to better my own condition I must
That bodily health Is necessary to con
tlnued and effective work;
That I am largely ruled by hahK;
That habit Is a form of exercise;
That up to a certain point, exerelw
means increase. 1 strength or ease In ef
fort; That all life la the expression of aplriti
That my spirit Influences my body.
And my body Influences mjr spirit;
That the universe to me la very beauti
ful, and everything and even body In it
good and beautiful, when nvy body ami
spirit are In harmonious mood;
That my thoughts are hopeful and help
ful unloss I am filled with fear.
And that to eliminate fear my lifs
must be dedicated to Useful work work
In which I forget myself;
That fresh air In abundance, and
moderate, systematic exercise In the open
air are the part of wisdom;
That I cannot afford, for my own sake,
to be resentful nor quick to take offense;
That happiness Is a great power for
And that happiness Is not possible with
out moderation and equanimity;
That time turns all discords Into har".
nwmy If men will but be kind and
And that the reward which life holds
out for work Is not ease and r..t i.,,,
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